South Sudan is a landlocked country, with tropical rainforest, swamp and grassland regions. Once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence. The mainly Christian and animist people had for decades been struggling against the rule of the Arab Muslim north. However, various outstanding secession issues, especially the question of shared oil revenues and the exact border demarcation, have continued to fuel brutal conflicts. Two rounds of north-south civil war cost the lives of millions of people and displaced a large number of people from the Darfur region.
Our Local Partner
ANTBA (L’Association Nationale pour la Traduction de la Bible et l’Alphabétisation). Formed in 1992, with the vision “to make the Word of God available to all Burkinabé in their own language, and enable each person to meditate upon it day-by-day.” ANTBA is currently engaged in 18 Scripture- translation and literacy projects. Training is of high value to ANTBA, which identifi es, recruits and trains committed Christian nationals who have heard the Lord’s call to serve in this way. As the largest literacy organization in the country, ANTBA enjoys favour with the government. Also, Burkinabé youth have formed a travelling music group to promote the ministry of ANTBA both at home and overseas.